PLEASE PASS THIS ON!
I want to make sure every one knows about this and what it can do to your pets
this is what has happened to my sisters cat after she wore a hartz flea and tick collar and now has a burn like wound on her neck. please pass this on and do not buy hartz’s products! they use poison in their products pets have died because of this!!
Yes this is my cat she is doing fine at the moment but I’m so sorry for the people who’s pets are not so lucky
oh my god
PLEASE REBLOG THIS PEOPLE
Boosting, because my cat went through this, and now I know what caused it.
Reblogging this to let other pet owners know about this :(
Man, they’re still making shit like this? :(
Hartz is Bullshit. I was lucky enough to find the victims site before we had tried to purge our house and avoided this mess.
If your cat or dog had fleas there are plenty of safe, if time consuming alternatives for those who can not afford the vet fee and professional grade medicine.
(I will say though, that my pets have never been more comfortable than they are on Revolution. Even if you can only get one cat in, if they are all the same weight then use that one to reorder, it is a blessing)
Some easy alternatives.
-A Flea comb. I was lucky enough that most of my cats were trained to combs from kittenhood. That being said I don’t care what anyone says they do understand cause and effect.
A small cup of water with a little bit a dish soap is all you need. If your cat does not like combs, start by getting them nice and complacent with cuddles and treats. The first few times, lightly run the comb on the spot from between their eyes up until behind their head, and along their cheeks.
When you catch a flea in the comb, do not submerge in the soapy water, but rather use a needle or a nail to pick it out of the comb and into the water.
After a while, your cat will make the connection between the combing and a less itchy face. Done gently, I’ve never had a cat that’s doesn’t eventually come to me for brushing when itchy. Even if you can’t get all of them out of their fur it helps with infestation. I have managed to purge an entire house before by brushing my cat free of fleas twice a day for about two months.
This works perfectly well for dogs too. If you’re having trouble keeping them calm, try treats, it will only add to the positive reinforcement.
Remember, even if you are not done, when the animal is, stop. You want this to be a positive experience, and you can always do it again latter.
Guaranteed to not poison your pet.
-If an animal is very infested or you want to get a better handle on infestation, then instead of animal shampoo use Blue Original Dawn brand dish soap.
For my cat, I apply it slightly diluted in a ring around his neck to start, so that those on his body do not crawl all over his face in a panic.
Apply EVERYWHERE except the face. If you have a very complacent animal who will allow both application and rinsing then soap the cheeks and top of head but not necessary.
Let the soap sit on their body for a good minute. Now is the time to keep them calm. Treats are a godsend. The fleas will be going nuts so your animal may be very itchy. After a moment you may rinse.
THIS IS IMPORTANT!
Despite the way it’s advertised it is not the Dawn that kills the fleas. Fleas secrete an oil that causes a bubble of air around them when submerged and that is what keeps them alive.
The Dawn does not kill them, but rather dissolves the oil.
In order to kill the fleas, then when ready to rinse you need to submerge the animal as much as you can, up to the neck.
I aim for 3 minutes to submerge to drown the fleas, but 5 is ideal, longer if they allow it.
If you have a flea comb, use a bit of running water to keep the comb soap free and use this opportunity to comb the fleas that have climbed on their face and neck, as well as to pick as many our of their coat as possible.
Not all the fleas will die, this is not a poison, but they will be water logged and some dead. Its also a good idea to use the time wrapped in a towel to pick fleas out of their coat and armpits Wet, fleas can be found by touch by digging to the bottom layer of fur with your fingertips.
RINSE AT LEAST 3 TIMES IN MY OPINION. Poison or not this is still a soap and animals lick themselves.
-SIDE NOTE use a white towel when wrapping your animal, fleas are attracted to the color and will dig into the towel to get away from the wet and soap smell, since it’s bright and warm. Wash towel right away and on it’s own. I give it a second wash with the rest of the laundry afterwords.
-PSSSSST! They aren’t perfect, but these things actually work
- And finally, if your carpets and bedding and such is infested, and you don’t want to use bombs and poison powders.
TRY SALT! (I’ve been told that using baking soda as well as the salt helps but I have not tried it)
for $.99 you can get one of those big containers and just go at it.
Sprinkle liberally over the afflicted carpet or bedding. Please remember to apply under your furniture, and to apply there as well.
If done in the carpet, use a broom to work the salt deep into the carpet. Leave for several hours, this can though, as it is not a chemical or poison, be left for days or even up to a week. Ideally, leave for 24 hours.
The salt (and BS) will dehydrate the fleas and eggs leaving them easy to lift with your tile or bare floor (the deepest setting, you want to get down there) setting of your vacuum.
Do this as needed.
Warnings for this though, the salt will cause the fleas to become active in an attempt to get away, this is normal.
Flea eggs hatch after three days so even if you do not do a daily regime please try every three days at least, and do it every day for the first week for the first purge.
Sodium intake is as important to animals as it is to us. The salt will not kill or harm them badly like poisons, but it will cause flea bites to burn and they will lick it off themselves and their paws.
Removing the animal is best to avoid unwanted salt intake. Please provide surplus water regardless and use low sodium foods just in case.
These solutions aren’t a one go kill all that some poisons are, and they are work, but they help manage, and if done with diligence and patience over time, can even eliminate an infestation.
Remember, there are safe alternative, even if the situation feels desperate. If anyone out there needs any help or tips please, feel free to message me!
Hey you two up top, please keep us updated! Your cat looks like a sweetheart and I wish them well.